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Lottery Opens for Easter Egg Roll



    Lottery Opens for Easter Egg Roll
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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 24: Domenick Capannola, 2, of Falls Church, Virginia, uses a spoon to move his hard-boiled egg during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House March 24, 2008 in Washington, DC. The annual event was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Have kids? Super! Don't have kids? Now's the time to borrow some.

    The lottery for the White House Easter Egg Roll is now up and running. You can submit your free entry online through Sunday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, provided you have kids age 12 or under.

    Only one entry per household will be accepted. The event is traditionally held the Monday after Easter -- this year, that's April 25. In addition to the egg rolling, this year’s event with the First Family will include live music, sport courts, cooking stations, and storytelling.

    The event will feature a “Get Up and Go!” theme promoting health and wellness that coincides with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, aimed at combating childhood obesity.

    Last year's festivities included a reading by "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling and a musical performance by the cast of "Glee."

    The White House Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878, when Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House.

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